.01 Purpose and Justification.

A. An application for a proposed transmission line or modification to an existing transmission line shall include:

(1) An explanation of the need for the project in meeting demands for service;

(2) A description of the effect of the project on system stability and reliability;

(3) A description of the consequences if the project is delayed or not approved;

(4) An explanation of the cost effectiveness of the project, including an estimate of capital cost and annual operating cost; and

(5) A description of the impact of the project on the economies of the State.

B. If requested by the Commission, an application for a proposed transmission line shall include a plan as defined under COMAR